Former Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor would have turned 31 today but the two-time Pro Bowler was again remembered Tuesday after his traffic death seven years ago.
Taylor was only 24 when he was murder, bringing an end to a potentially awesome NFL career and the life of a young man.
Even seven years later his impact is still felt, with the fact that he was trending today on Twitter signifying his long-time impact on the NFL and the league's fans.
Taylor played four seasons in the big league for the Redskins, with two selections to the Pro Bowl in that short time.
Only three of those seasons were played in full, before his final year was brought to a premature end because of his death.
In his rookie season alone the safety forced two fumbles and intercepted four passes amongst the intangibles that he offered Washington.
His following seasons in 2005 and 2006 were equally strong, but during his final season he was on course for one of the best year's for a safety in the NFL.
Before his death he had managed five interceptions in nine games, proving that Taylor was not only on course for a great season but also a great career.
Having died at the age of only 24, we can only imagine the player that he would have become, but it's likely he could have been one of the NFL's great defenders.